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Old 10-26-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Am i ever gonna feel better?

HI well I just want to let out all these feeling I have which are soooo scary! I have ppd and anxiety but I have done nothing 1. because im scared of taking antidepressants 2. because I have no money to pay a phyciatrist 3 Im trying to figure out if I have a medical condition ........I think im going crazy though I get so sad and start crying for no reason or because I feel so sick, but everytime I do I make myself stop crying because im soo afraid of getting in one of those panic attacks I get and its so frustrating ..Im so scared of one day just loosing it!

Ive been so sick lately and ive been to the dr so many times and I have nothing but every time i just get worst right now my arm, shoulder and neck hurt a lot everyday its worst it started with just a small pain like 2 yrs ago now sometimes i cant even move my arm, im feeling these weird electro shock feelings all over my body including my head, my head also feels cold all the time and im always dizzy and lightheaded(well since I had my baby)

im so scared og having cancer in my arm and that thats the reason ive been feeling this way..... I just wish I could take care of my kids like im suppose to I want this feeling and pain to go away! im soooo scared imma die and leave my kids so small my baby needs me ...

 
Old 10-28-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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Re: Am i ever gonna feel better?

I was you 6 months ago. I now, am SO much better. It gets better but it takes a little work. I think I sat around for a long time trying to decide what to do and wondering if it would just get better on its own.
I developed severe sleep anxiety for 2 months after my girl was born... I could not sleep, I had panic attacks, I thought being a mom was the biggest mistake of my life, I went through a dreary depression.... the list goes on.

It DID NOT get better on its own. I had to bite the bullet and start my medicine... I was a nervous wreck so I did a LOT of question asking and worrying about what was going to happen to my body. To tell the truth, the medicine isn't that bad. I'm sure you've heard or read things that tell you otherwise, but I think it's just rare, anxious people. I spent over an hour at a psychiatrist just asking questions and asking for re-assurance. I can answer a lot of your medicinal questions based on what my psychiatrist says. Medicine only serves as a crutch to recover. You also need to find some type of therapy. There are mental health clinics that take almost all insurances. There are also many great books I can recommend. Therapy was key...
Therapy brought down my anxiety, which in turn, took care of my severe insomnia and then eventually, my depression went away. It was all about the anxiety and anxious feelings. That accounts for SO MUCH of what you are feeling.Once that is in check, everything else will be easier to deal with.

You are a great mom. The fact that you are worried and want help, shows already that you are more than fit to become a parent! If your baby is new, you still have a lot of time to sort through this.

About your cancer scare, the best thing to do is to go to the doctor. One of the things therapy teaches you is to become a problem solver. How can you solve this problem? How can you calm your nerves about this? Write down ALL of your options. Find a doctor that can listen to your satisfaction. Start going through what you can do

I know it was the worst feeling of my life and I'm here to help!

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Old 11-02-2011, 06:44 AM   #3
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Re: Am i ever gonna feel better?

Hi Izzy, Alot of postpartum depression issues are biochemical- meaning from hormone influences and brain chemical imbalances. These issues usually do not resolve on their own! It does not mean you are going crazy! Anxiety and depression can do weird things to your thoughts. It is pretty common for women to have fears about their health after having a baby. You have a new little person that is totally dependent on you and that sense of responsibility can really add to the anxiety. The best advice I would give you is to speak to your Obstetrician that delivered your baby and let them know how you are feeling. They may prescribe an antidepressant/ antianxiety medication or refer you to a specialist. Tell them of your financial restrictions and they can refer to a sliding scale practice. There is no reason to fear antidepressant meds. If you were a diabetic you would take insulin, for an infection you would take antibiotics. Anxiety and depression are just as much a physical ailment. Your various physical symptoms and fears about them are probably just a part of your anxiety disorder. Call your Dr right away- you don't need to suffer! Hang in there sweetie!

 
Old 11-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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Re: Am i ever gonna feel better?

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Originally Posted by violetmom View Post
I was you 6 months ago. I now, am SO much better. It gets better but it takes a little work. I think I sat around for a long time trying to decide what to do and wondering if it would just get better on its own.
I developed severe sleep anxiety for 2 months after my girl was born... I could not sleep, I had panic attacks, I thought being a mom was the biggest mistake of my life, I went through a dreary depression.... the list goes on.

It DID NOT get better on its own. I had to bite the bullet and start my medicine... I was a nervous wreck so I did a LOT of question asking and worrying about what was going to happen to my body. To tell the truth, the medicine isn't that bad. I'm sure you've heard or read things that tell you otherwise, but I think it's just rare, anxious people. I spent over an hour at a psychiatrist just asking questions and asking for re-assurance. I can answer a lot of your medicinal questions based on what my psychiatrist says. Medicine only serves as a crutch to recover. You also need to find some type of therapy. There are mental health clinics that take almost all insurances. There are also many great books I can recommend. Therapy was key...
Therapy brought down my anxiety, which in turn, took care of my severe insomnia and then eventually, my depression went away. It was all about the anxiety and anxious feelings. That accounts for SO MUCH of what you are feeling.Once that is in check, everything else will be easier to deal with.

You are a great mom. The fact that you are worried and want help, shows already that you are more than fit to become a parent! If your baby is new, you still have a lot of time to sort through this.

About your cancer scare, the best thing to do is to go to the doctor. One of the things therapy teaches you is to become a problem solver. How can you solve this problem? How can you calm your nerves about this? Write down ALL of your options. Find a doctor that can listen to your satisfaction. Start going through what you can do

I know it was the worst feeling of my life and I'm here to help!
I cry all the time even though my daughter is already 7 months. I love her so much along with my 7 and 10 year old and my husband. But I truly hate myself my feelings my life. I would hurt myself like when I was a kid but would not want to put my kids through that. I tried xbalta for 7 weeks which sucked ***! Now I'm on day three of Prozac and feel dizzy and sad. I wish my baby would sleep at night.i wish I had more help with the salon I own. I'm a 38 year old lost woman who wants to die

 
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